Recognition Of National Day Of Racial Healing

January 16, 2020 | 5 Comments

CURB is inviting the public to gather in recognition of the National Day of Racial Healing on Tuesday, January 21st at 12:30 pm at City Hall.

A spokesperson said, “We welcome you to be part of this gathering informed by the past, while paving the way for a journey towards building a more aware, just and equitable future.

“Solving our community’s challenging issues will require all voices and experiences to be heard and valued. As a society we need to understand the legacy of the past and respond to the need for increased intentionality to produce more equitable outcomes.

“This is an informal opportunity to acknowledge that deep racial divisions exist and recognize that they must be overcome and healed. Reinforce and honor our common humanity; commit to engaging people from all racial and ethnic groups in genuine efforts; increase understanding, communication, caring and respect for one another.

“The National Day of Racial Healing is part of a national, community-based process of transformative, sustainable change, addressing the historical and contemporary effects of racism. The National Day of Racial Healing is a time to:

  • “Reinforce and honor our common humanity, while celebrating the distinct differences that make our communities vibrant.
  • “Acknowledge the deep racial divisions that exist and must be overcome and healed.
  • “Commit to engaging people from all racial and ethnic groups in genuine efforts to increase understanding, communication, caring and respect from one another.

“It is an opportunity for people, organizations and communities to call for racial healing, bring people together in their common humanity and take collective action to create a more just and equitable world. Bermuda’s history of slavery and segregation has many parallels with the U.S. and as part of the Atlantic world our histories are entwined.

“As CURB begins its fourth year of bringing the Truth & Reconciliation Community Conversations to the people of Bermuda, we hope the public will continue to support us and attend the Community Conversations; and bring to these meetings their whole selves and own identities as we continue our honest and open conversations around equity, diversity, and racial justice.”

Agenda

  • 12:30 PM | Welcome, CURB Council
  • 12:35 PM | Keynote
  • 12:45 PM | Performances
  • 1:15 PM | Closing

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  1. Truth Talker says:

    This is just an excuse to force loving people innocent of anything to “admit to racial division”. Look, im Bermudian. I grew up here. This is literally the least racist country I have ever been in…. Racism as CURB and others see it seems to only exist decades ago in segregation, or centuries ago during days of slavery. Those days are over. Bermudians love each other. Stop causing the divide you “claim” to try to extinguish. Racial-paranoia conspiracy is a term that should be applied to people creating division where there is none.

  2. Boston Whaler Owner says:

    it’s never going to happen whilst the plp and thier cronies continue on their Friends and Family Policies.

  3. Looking to the future says:

    It is no longer appropriate to be thinking and talking about the past, it no longer serves any purpose. It is the future that needs to be discussed. Constantly talking about the past breeds contempt amongst all who were involved, and this includes all races. So can we please move on!

  4. cpm says:

    I thought curb had gone with peoples campaign

  5. wahoo says:

    First please admit that you (CURB) are part of the problem.

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